5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Exceeded my expectations,
This review is from: Art Academy - Nintendo DS (Video Game)
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I was so impressed by this game! Sometimes writing with the stylus of the DS or DSI is tricky...lines don't appear exactly where you want them to. I thought this might be the case with Art Academy, but I was pleasantly surprised at the quality and precision of this game. It's a fresh, fun, new idea. A little Art class at your fingertips! Step by step animated instructions from a cute cartoon Vincent Van Gogh really allow you to see exactly what is being done in each lesson. The lessons begin with the simple pencil drawing of an apple. The game then progresses with each skill allowing you to move forward with amazing results. So far, I've gone through the lessons for different pencils and paints, brush sizes, etc. Along the way, there is always the ability to erase parts or all of your project if you don't like how it is coming out. I did this several times! But with each attempt, you can actually see yourself making progress, learning what works and what doesn't by comparing your picture to Vincent's. This is not a game for really young kids, but I think kids about 10 years of age and older would greatly enjoy it. It's not childish, though, so it's a lot of fun for adults as well. I'd give this a try, if you like being creative and have always wanted to be able to draw better. It would make a great gift for artsy types.